Full House Reading Challenge 2017

One of my 2017 reading challenges is this full house reading challenge from Book Date:    The categories are as follows. B1: Non Fiction – Purple Cow /Seth Godin 210 pages 4 stars completed 3/11/17 B2: 2017 published – MEXICO: Stories / Josh Barkan 256 pages 4 stars completed 2/13/17 B3: Award Winner – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close /…

Unique Reads

Every story is different but read enough of a genre and sometimes novels seem to blend into each other. However, from time to time, I encounter books that stand out in some way – not just that the characters are different but that the author used some literary element or creative means to achieve a truly memorable…

An Honor To Be Nominated

I have a friend whose criteria for buying books is that they have that little magic line stamped at the top of the cover that says – NY Times Bestseller. It’s a great plan, I think. For me, I’m always on the lookout for the sticker that says the book was nominated for or won an…

Unburnable

Unburnable is a multigenerational story that is a play on one of the curses in the Bible: the sins of the father will be visited onto the children unto the third and fourth generation. In this story, the sins of the mother is visited onto her daughter’s daughter.  The mother is Matilda, the dark skinned…

Underrated Novels

Last week, I made a list of some of the best books I read in 2016. But of the 100 books I read last year, there were a few that I enjoyed and that I think flew a little under the radar that do deserve a little more attention. A few of those are: Remember…

Best And Worst

A few days ago, I posted a couple of videos on my YouTube channel of the top 10 most influential Fiction and Non Fiction reads of 2016. If you haven’t seen them, click the pictures below to watch my recaps. Fiction   The novels that influenced me most were: 10. Olive Kitteridge /Elizabeth Street 9….

Shylock Is My Name

I have a lot to say about this book, it being my first read of 2017 and all. My Name Is Shylock is a retelling of The Merchant of Venice and if you just want to read a short review, here it is: **** The writing style is complex, the vocabulary is intense although not so…

2016 Winter Reading Challenge TBR

Cold weather like today’s means the winter reading challenges are near. I am doing this one by Megan that starts on November 1st and goes to January 31, 2017. If you’re in the mood for a reading challenge, click to sign up too. Challenge Categories: 5 points: Book that is at least 150 pages long – Interpreter…